…but it pours!

Brenda writes: “Yesterday it poured continuously until about 8.30pm and then was noticeably colder. I didn’t have high hopes for the moth trap but there were 10 moths of 8 different species. We had a conservation open day at St Nicholas in Wells, following on from two days of visits from local school children. Our stonemason was demonstrating on a piece that will end up on the church tower. How awesome is that?

Demonstration by the stonemason

When I got home I did some jobs in the garden, collecting sloes for my sloe gin and picking the small apples to use for my bramble and apple jelly. I’ve been keeping an eye on the lawn for signs of the bee orchids and they’re up, ready to flower again next year! The fact that they seem to prefer the mown areas does mean I have to be careful with grass cutting – but it’s worth it.”

An emerging bee orchid plant

No new species for October 21st:

Birds = 223
Moths = 252
Wildflowers = 289